New Delhi, May 9: BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday accused the Congress of using fake voter IDs to create fictitious voters and rig the Karnataka polls and urged the Election Commission (EC) to ensure free and fair polling in Rajarajeshwari Nagar and other parts of the state. A day after the Commission recovered 9,746 voter ID cards from an apartment in Bengaluru’s Jalahalli area of Rajarajeshwari Nagar assembly constituency, Shah hit out at the Congress, saying their anti-democratic ways to succeed in elections would be thwarted. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief said that the Congress had read the writing on the wall that their reign of corruption and oppression was about to end in Karnataka.
Demanding free and fair polling in Rajarajeshwari Nagar and other parts of the state, he said: “It is in the best interests of our democratic traditions that the EC ensures fair polling. The hopes and aspirations of the people of Karnataka can’t be held hostage to the machinations of the Congress.” The state’s Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Sanjiv Kumar late on Tuesday night said 9,746 voter cards had been seized from a flat in the constituency. (IANS)